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Alexander Wilson Taylor (March 22, 1815 – May 7, 1893) was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania.

Alexander W. Taylor was born in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He pursued classical studies, attended the Indiana Academy and Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated from the Dickinson School of Law at Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He was admitted to the bar in 1841 and commenced practice in Indiana, Pennsylvania. He served as the clerk of the court of Indiana County, Pennsylvania, from 1845 to 1848. He was a member of the Pennsylvania State House of Representatives in 1859 and 1860.

Taylor was elected as a Republican to the Forty-third Congress. He resumed the practice of law, and died in Indiana in 1893. Interment in Greenwood Cemetery.


Preceded by
Henry D. Foster
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

Succeeded by
Jacob Turney


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